Baidu to launch new online shopping mall, says report
Apr 16, 11:55
Baidu, the largest China-based web portal, will launch Baidu Mall, an online shopping and O2O (online to offline) platform, for the local market in May, according to a China-based media report citing sources familiar with Baidu's plans.
Foxconn to cooperate with SK C&C to tap China IT service market
Mar 27, 10:49
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on March 26 announced cooperation with SK C&C, a South Korea-based IT service provider, to establish a joint venture for tapping the China's IT service market. The joint venture will start operations in May 2015.
Microsoft to add services onto more Samsung devices
Mar 24, 15:53
Microsoft and Samsung Electronics have expanded their global partnership to bring Microsoft mobile productivity services to more consumers and business customers. Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices and will deliver secured mobile productivity...
Taiwan market: CHT signs smart city deals with 15 local governments
Mar 24, 15:19
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has been promoting smart city solutions as a focus of its development of ICT (information and communication technology) applications and services and has signed MoUs with 15 local governments in Taiwan to boost smart city business, according to the company.
Supply chain has weak order visibility for 3Q15 despite Windows 10 launch
Mar 23, 15:32
With Intel having recently lowered its revenue forecast for the first quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that channel demand remains weak and order visibility until the third quarter is still unclear. Despite the fact that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 10 in...
Tencent 2014 net profit hikes 53% on year
Mar 19, 22:44
Tencent, a large China-based Internet service provider, on March 18 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2014, with net profit of CNY23.888 billion (US$3.904 billion) for 2014 increasing 53% on year.
AMD unveils LiquidVR for virtual reality headset products
Mar 5, 22:15
AMD has announced an initiative to deliver a VR experience for developers and users through new AMD technologies and partnerships at the Game Developer Conference (GDC). The first output of AMD's initiative is LiquidVR, a set of technologies focused on enabling VR content development for AMD hardware,...
Advantech, ITRI to set up Industry 4.0 system integration joint venture
Mar 4, 11:35
Taiwan-based industrial computing solution provider Advantech and Mechanical and Systems Research Laboratories under the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) will establish a joint venture to provide Industry 4.0-based system integration services, according to Advantech...
China market: B2C transactions top CNY454 billion in 4Q14, says Analysys
Feb 16, 10:03
In the China market, B2C (business to customer) online shopping portals generated a total transaction value of CNY454.17 billion (US$73.87 billion) during the fourth quarter of 2014, growing 35% on quarter and 54.3% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.
Beidu nets over CNY3 billion for 4Q14, says report
Feb 13, 10:18
Baidu, China's largest search engine, posted revenues of CNY14.05 billion (US$2.25 billion) and net profit of CNY3.229 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014, growing on year by 47.5% and 16% respectively, according to China-based tech.qq.com.
CyberLink nets NT$7.06 per share for 2014
Feb 12, 20:03
Digital multimedia software solution developer CyberLink generated net EPS of NT$7.06 (US$0.23) for 2014, according to its financial report released at a February 11 investors conference.
Facebook opens Taiwan office
Jan 30, 11:12
Facebook has an office in Taiwan mainly for educating local enterprises on how to use Facebook to attain commercial goals and training local Facebook advertising agents, according to Asia Pacific regional vice president Dan Neary for Facebook.
Taiwan MOEA approves new investments at Kaohsiung Software Park
Jan 29, 21:37
The Export Processing Zone Administration (EPZA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has has approved applications from Hoya Marketing, Madhatter Technology, and Edispay Solutions, to invest and station at the Kaohsiung Software Park (KSP). The total investment amounts to around NT$25.6 million...
Acer online ticket services deserve praise, says founder
Jan 29, 15:00
Acer's recently handling of online ticket sales for concerts by Taiwan-based singer Jody Chiang through its cloud system was a success despite some quarrels during the process, according to Acer's founder Stan Shih.
Acer to help app developers enter international markets
Jan 28, 15:54
Acer has recently started a new project for its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform and will expand its cooperation with small-to-medium-size app development ventures to help them advance into the worldwide market.
Free upgrade to Windows 10 unlikely to boost notebook replacement
Jan 23, 15:25
Microsoft has announced Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8 for the first year, but sources from the notebook supply chain believe the strategy is unlikely to help drive replacement demand for existing consumer and business-use notebooks.
Kingwaytek to offer in-car Internet-access services
Jan 23, 10:32
Electronic map and LBS (location-based service) provider Kingwaytek Technology has cooperated with Taiwan-based automobile makers to offer in-car Internet-access services including cloud computing-based real-time traffic and other information, according to the company.
Microsoft unveils Windows 10
Jan 22, 11:54
Microsoft has unveiled Windows 10. A free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, who upgrade in the first year.
Asustek seeking partnerships with Xiaomi supply chain
Jan 19, 21:48
Asustek Computer reportedly is seeking cooperation with Xiaomi's upstream partners such as earphone designer 1more Design and software designer Cheetah Mobile, to strengthen its smartphone competitiveness, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
China market: Gaming revenues in 2014 over CNY114 billion, says CADPA
Jan 15, 10:21
Total revenues for gaming services in the China market in 2014 are estimated at CNY114.48 billion (US$18.5 billion), increasing 37.7% on year, according to China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association (CADPA) established by China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and...
Taiwan market: CHT, Systex jointly launch EyeQuila
Jan 9, 15:35
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Systex, a Taiwan-based provider of IT management solutions and hardware/software system integration services, have announced their cooperation in launching EyeQuila, an information security solution specifically against APT (advanced persistent attack).
New Wintel hard to drive PC replacement, say Taiwan makers
Jan 9, 12:06
Although Windows 10 and Intel's 14nm-based Skylake CPUs are both expected to launch in the third quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain are conservative about the new Wintel combination's ability to stimulate the replacement of PCs and expect their shipments for notebooks in 2015 to remain...
CES 2015: Samsung expands Milk services to TV, web and virtual reality
Jan 6, 16:10
At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung Electronics has announced the expansion of its Samsung Milk suite of entertainment services, including new platforms beyond mobile for Milk Music and Milk Video as well as the official debut of Milk VR (Virtual Reality).
Acer unveils smart classrooms in China
Dec 26, 12:35
Smart classrooms with hardware and software provided by Taiwan-based vendor Acer were unveiled in a primary school in Chongqing, western China, on December 25, with Acer founder Stan Shih and chairman George Huang attending the ceremony, according to Acer.
PC vendors not expecting Windows 10 to trigger replacement demand
Dec 24, 15:41
Microsoft is expected to launch Windows 10 in the second half of 2015, but Taiwan-based PC vendors doubt whether it can stimulate PC replacement demand because consumers will be able to make free online update to the new operating system, according to sources with Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Computex 2015 out of booths
Dec 22, 21:58
Although Computex 2015 will not begin until June 2015, booths for the show have already sold out as many emerging players in the cloud computing and Internet of thing (IoT) industries are looking to promote their innovations and products via the show, according to the show host Taipei Computer Association...
Business software vendor SAP looks to team up with Taiwan cloud data centers
Dec 16, 22:09
Enterprise software and service provider SAP is looking to sign a number of strategic alliance agreements with Taiwan-based cloud data centers in 2005, driven by growing demand for cloud applications from small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), according Janice Lai, general manager of SAP Taiwan.
Wistron, Quanta, Inventec to enhance software R&D capability
Dec 10, 15:15
Notebook ODM Wistron will set up a software R&D center with 200 engineers initially in southern Taiwan, while fellow maker Quanta Computer will expand software R&D manpower to support production of data center servers to compete for orders for setting up private or private/public hybrid cloud...